The 14th annual Bargains Galore on 64 kicked off Thursday on the 160-mile stretch of State Highway 64, from Fort Smith to Beebe.
The highway that runs parallel to Interstate 40 passes through Conway, but vendors are set up on the outskirts in Menifee and Plumerville, with large clusters of sales in Morrilton and Vilonia.
Contributing cities are Alma, Altus, Beebe, Clarksville, Fort Smith, Morrilton, Ozark, Russellville, Van Buren and Vilonia.
Other participants are Atkins, Blackwell, Coal Hill, Dyer, El Paso, Hartman, Knoxville, Lamar, London, Menifee, Mulberry, Plumerville and Pottsville.
The event lasts through Saturday and is described as one giant yard sale.
Items can be kitchenware to automobiles, baked goods and children’s clothes.
Highest volume areas have been near Mulberry, Altus, Ozark, and between Van Buren and Alma.
Event creators Frank and Linda Hiles of Ozark caution motorists who will travel 64 this weekend to drive friendly, use turn signals, and “no matter how great a treasure you’ve spotted from the road,” try not to stop suddenly.
Sales are planned to be over mid-Saturday, but vendors have been known to stay out as late as Sunday.
For more information on Bargains Galore on 64, visit www.bargainsgaloreon64.com.
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